For whatever reason, Michael Pineda this year has had trouble getting the last out of an inning. The White Sox got only five hits last night against the Yanks, but four of them came in the second inning after Pineda retired the first two batters. Those four hits, combined with a walk and a passed ball, led to four White Sox runs in a 5-0 White Sox victory.
It’s something we’ve seen from Pineda all year. He gets the first two outs of an inning, then doesn’t close the deal.
A walk, single and RBI groundout gave the White Sox another run in the sixth.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius had three hits each, but the rest of the lineup combined only mustered two more. The Yanks fall to 41-43.
Pineda (L, 3-8, 5.38) 6 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 walks, 5 K.
Eovaldi 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 1 K. 5.42.